Carnivals and Other Tragedies is the third full-length release from Chicago based singer songwriter Marshall (Hjertstedt), although this is the first release to a national audience. Carnivals and Other Tragedies (July 20, 2018) is a collection of 7 original songs which center on a hybrid acoustic / electric approach and spanning the gamut of singer-songwriter based folk, roots and rock. It’s an easygoing sound balanced between positivity and poignancy.
Mark Wenner, founder and leader of beloved roots band The Nighthawks, announces a June 15 date for the self-titled debut CD of Mark Wenner’s Blues Warriors on EllerSoul Records. Joining Wenner (vocals, harmonica) in the band are fellow Nighthawks mate Mark Stutso (drums, vocals), as well as Clarence “The Bluesman” Turner (guitar, vocals), Zach Sweeney (guitar) and Steve Wolf (upright bass).
Balkan Bump, the newest project from trumpet player, producer and ethnomusicologist Will Magid, launched to an unexpecting audience in late 2017 with his debut track “Aymo” alongside superstar collaborators Gramatik and Talib Kweli. Finding an affinity based in his own Balkan roots, Gramatik has championed the new project by debuting Balkan Bump’s first live performance at Gramatik’s NYE show at Terminal 5, taking Balkan Bump’s live show on the road for the Spring 2018 Re:Coil tour, and releasing Balkan Bump’s debut EP via his Lowtemp l
THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES will be launching their annual end of summer all ages music festival this year. The inaugural Cranking & Skanking Fest will take place at Worcester Palladium Outdoors on Saturday, August 25th. The lineup includes Toots & The Maytals, The Bouncing Souls, Fishbone, The Pietasters, and The Planet Smashers among others. There will be plenty of craft beer, food, and vendors as well.
Australian singer-songwriter / guitarist Gus McKay is making blues-rock fans very happy with latest album, Talisman. Blues and roots-rock influences abound, including J.J. Cale, mixed in with Gus’ Peter Green meets ZZ Top inspired vocals. Essential for blues and rock fans, Talisman is a fascinating spin start to finish.
Tony Lewis from The Outfield has officially announced Friday, June 29 as the release date for his first solo album, OUT OF THE DARKNESS, via Madison Records. The new 12-track album, written and recorded by LEWIS over the past two years, is his first for the Atlanta-based label and features the debut single “Into the Light,” hitting radio and all digital music platforms May 18. Full track listing below.
Pound For Pound Recordings is proud to welcome the new record POUND FOR POUND, a twelve-track collaboration between much loved music makers The Nextmen and the nine-piece dancefloor destroyers - Gentleman’s Dub Club. This is a musical masterclass in a uniquely UK tradition which blends dancehall, dub, ska, reggae, roots and rap, and delivers its kick through meticulously tight and precise production that’s soaked in swagger and sway.
On May 18th, The Mighty Pines will release their first live album, The Mighty Pines Live. Derived from two performances in St. Louis, the album captures their passionate live show in a 13-song compilation. A summer tour will support the release. Track listing and upcoming tour dates are listed below.
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